We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Sugar Land, TX.

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Dr. Vivek Sharad Kavadi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vivek Kavadi is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Kavadi has a special interest in breast cancer and prostate cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Texas Oncology, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Kathleen Mesbergen Shadle, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen Shadle is a specialist in radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise consist of brachytherapy (seed implants), colon cancer, and breast cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Shadle's education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Bin Sing Teh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Radiation Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bin Teh is a pediatric radiologist and radiation oncologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Teh studied medicine at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: brachytherapy (seed implants), testicular cancer, and breast cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Teh has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Teh has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Brain Tumor, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
15500 South West Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Karl King's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. King is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tse-Kuan Yu practices radiation oncology in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Yu is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
16675 Southwest Freeway; Suite 105
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Clive Shkedy is a radiation oncologist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncologists are physicians who are specially trained in the safe use of radiation to treat cancer. Usually, they will manage a patient’s entire radiation treatment, from the imaging that will guide decisions, to the choices about what kind of radiation therapy to use.

Radiation is one of the few substances that can kill cancer cells and even shrink tumors. It does this by damaging DNA. When DNA becomes sufficiently damaged, cells can no longer reproduce, and they stop growing and die. Cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation than healthy tissue, because they reproduce faster. So typically, cancer cells exposed to radiation will be affected faster than healthy cells will. However it’s still important to protect healthy tissue as much as possible.

There are three ways that radiation can be delivered to the body. It can come from outside the body, delivered by a machine in much the same way x-rays are taken. This is called external-beam radiation. Sometimes the radiation is delivered internally, which is called brachytherapy. Tiny pellets of radioactive material are placed directly onto the cancer, where they can release radiation for a period of time. Some cancers are best treated systemically, with radioactive substances that travel through the bloodstream. Radiation oncologists decide which type of radiation therapy is best, developing a treatment plan for each patient that maximizes the benefits of the radiation while minimizing the risk to any healthy tissue.

Radiation oncologists may work with other kinds of physicians, such as medical oncologists or surgeons, to treat their patients. Sometimes patients are anxious about radiation therapy because it sounds dangerous. But radiation therapy won’t turn you radioactive. It’s safe, and so effective against many different types of cancer that it is one of the most common cancer treatments. Depending on the treatment, it may not even have noticeable side effects.

Radiation oncologists can be important allies in your fight against cancer.
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